The distribution and host range of species of the blood fluke Sanguinicola in British freshwater fish

Kirk, R.S. and Lewis, J.W. (1994) The distribution and host range of species of the blood fluke Sanguinicola in British freshwater fish. Journal of Helminthology, 68(4), pp. 315-318. ISSN (print) 0022-149X

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Abstract

The distribution and host range of Sanguinicola armata, S. inermis and S. volgensis in British freshwater fish are described. S. inermis has been recorded in carp Cyprinus carpio, crucian carp Carassius carassius and tench Tinca tinca in southern, central and eastern England and in koi carp imported from Japan. S. armata has been detected in pike Esox lucius and tench and S. volgensis has been found in chub leuciscus cephalus, dace Leuciscus leuciscus, perch Perca fluviatilis, roach Rutilus rutilus and pike in southern and eastern England. The first record of the co-occurrence of two species of Sanguinicola (S. inermis and S. volgensis) in a British inland water is reported. The importance of blood flukes and the role of anthropochore movement of fish hosts in dissemination of S. inermis are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This work was supported by the Science and Engineering Research Council and Thames Water.
Research Area: Biological sciences
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Life Sciences
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Depositing User: Ruth Kirk
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2017 15:17
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2017 15:17
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/38430

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